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With her daughter's weakened condition, Montgomery-Lay says that the family was unsure that she could handle the crowds that descended on Lombok's ferry terminal and airport trying to get off the island.

The island, famous for its white sandy beaches and clear waters, is located near the epicentre of the 6.9 magnitude quake on Lombok that struck on Sunday evening.

A woman was pulled alive from a collapsed building on Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok on Tuesday, two days after a powerful quake that killed dozens, destroyed villages and left thousands of people homeless.

At a collapsed mosque in Bangsal district, emergency workers in orange uniforms removed a woman's body from the ruins on Wednesday morning. A distraught Muhamad Juanda said on Tuesday that "people were praying in two rows; there are about 50 people in each row so a total of 100 people praying inside the mosque".

The organisation's Silverius Tasman said it and the Indonesian Government were "doing all we can to help these people, but we do need more support to allow us to reach these most affected populations".

As aftershocks still rattle the area many people are camped outside.

Mr Supartana said two people had been found alive, along with three bodies.

Aid agency Oxfam said it was providing clean drinking water and tarpaulin shelters to 5,000 survivors, but the needs were much greater.

Worldwide charity Oxfam said drinking water was scarce because of a recent spell of extremely dry weather in Lombok.

Around 1,477 people have been severely injured in the latest quake, with tens of thousands of homes damaged, and authorities have appealed for more medical personnel and basic supplies.

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"[But] nobody expected a stronger quake would occur in such a short amount of time", said Supardi, who said he was praying in the mosque when the tremor hit.

TRT World speaks with journalist Kanupriya Kapoor, who is reporting from Lombok, on how some locals in the affected areas are having to fend for themselves.

Video posted online by disaster officials showed the man sobbing with relief as one rescuer told him: "You're safe sir, you're safe". "And I think it probably revived more quickly than people thought", he said.

The Indonesian Red Cross said it had set up 10 mobile clinics in the north of the island and field hospitals have been established in other areas.

He was hosting a welcoming dinner for his regional counterparts and their delegations from Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Myanmar when the quake struck.

Camera IconA man inspects the ruins of houses at a village affected by Sunday's natural disaster in Kayangan, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.

"The number of victims keep rising", BNPB spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told reporters on Wednesday. On Lombok, soldiers and other rescuers carried the injured on stretchers and carpets. It measured 7.0 magnitude on the northern coast of Lombok in the Indonesian islands.

"There's a massive rush of people wanting to get out of Lombok because of unfounded rumours, such as of a tsunami", Muhammad Faozal, the head of the tourism agency in West Nusa Tenggara province, told AFP.

The quake also triggered a tsunami warning.

One of the names she gave the baby boy was "Gempa", which means natural disaster.

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